Sunday, 14 September 2008

Marilyn Monroe drawing


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This is a drawing of Marilyn Monroe I have used the grid system a technique used by the Old Masters. This system is not perfect you don’t achieve the flowing effect of a free hand drawing. Also sometimes the grid shows on the finished painting, but even this can look quite nice.
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I should imagine a lot of people have painted this photo before. I want my painting to be different so I am going to paint the people in the background. It would make sense to simplify, but they look very interesting to me. One man is knelling with a box camera and there is a fat man laughing and a man trying to look the other way.
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6 comments:

Wanda said...

Can't wait, Can't wait!!!

My brother in law passed away a year ago last Oct. and he left a wonderful collection of Marilyn Monroe photographs and collectibles. I adore that particular one you are doing...
Like I said before can't wait to see your interpretation.

LOL:Wanda

Janice Thomson said...

Good start Nick - I'm interested in seeing the background too as well as what you do with Marilyn.

Pris said...

I'm looking forward, too!

SandyCarlson said...

This is great. I would love to see the picture taken by the guy with the box camera!

Serena said...

You are off to a great start, Nick!

On another note, I would like to thank you so much for your kind and sympathetic comment on the recent passing of my ex-husband. I truly appreciated you taking the time to do that. Thank you ~

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